Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, Newcastle United will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Luton Town at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon. The Magpies have been showing signs of improvement of late and, as a result, the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat Luton at home ground. The likes of Isak, Joelinton, Wilson, Manquillo, Willock, and Barnes remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Hatters, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in all competitions and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. However, Newcastle have turned their St. James’ Park into a real fortress and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Defender Issa Kabore is back from the international duty, while both Tom Lockyer and Marvelous Nakamba are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Newcastle):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.